Raining in torrents so we were not shifted but told to be ready same time on May 9th.
Tag: War diary
Monday 7th May, 1917
Bob and Fred left at 7.30am. It is quiet now they are gone. 9.30pm, Captn. says be ready 10.00am next day to move as B209 is being closed.
The following additional information is from Martin Farebrother:
LR on north bank of Somme probably closed because SG line Albert to Péronne complete.
Saturday 5th May, 1917
Heard that B209 is to be closed shortly, also that No.1 L.R.O.C are going to Russia.
Friday 4th May, 1917
Heard No.23 L.R.O.C is now in France. Had another swim in river Somme. Beautiful.
Thursday 3rd May, 1917
Went to Frise for rations. We are getting plenty of food now. Half a loaf a day per man.
Wednesday 2nd May, 1917
Went to B207 for a walk and stayed until about 8.30 ? came back on their bogie.
Tuesday 1st May, 1917
Saw Thomas (Westbury) he is now L.Cpl. Had a swim in the St Quentin Canal. It was beautiful. One train up to-day.
Monday 30th April, 1917
Walked to Frise for the post etc, and to take down the letters going away.
Sunday 29th April, 1917
Went to B107 for rations. It was hot. B107 is about 7 miles from here.
Saturday 28th April, 1917
Very quiet all day. Had a walk in evening around some of the villages.